Blue Mountain College International

Outdoor Experience 2010

Students will be advised of the costs of each trip. The total cost for a student participating in all trips is approximately $1,200.

Trip one :   Tramp and camp out in the Manapouri area of Fiordland.

February, Term One, 3 days
Join the year 13 students on a tramp in the majestic wilderness of Fiordland. Great views, close to nature. We will carry all our gear and tents for 3 nights under the stars.



Trip two :   Spectacular NZ at its best – cruise on Milford Sound

March, Term One, 1 day
A great chance to see NZ wildlife such as seals, dolphins and perhaps albatrosses on this day on Milford Sound. The journey there will show you some of the best scenery in NZ- it will truly take your breath away!


Trip three:    Beautiful Queenstown

April/May, Term 2, 1 day
Being a “tourist” in our most popular resort. Travel on the Gondola to view the spectacular vista – experience the exhilarating Luge.




Trip four:    Skiing near Queenstown

June and September, Term 2 and 3, 2 days
Coronet Peak is the mot popular ski field near Queenstown. Excellent skiing and snowboarding facilities exist and there will be lessons provided for everyone. Accommodation will be in a Ski Lodge on the mountain, where you are able to develop your cooking skills in the evenings, while discussing the day’s highlights and enjoying the company of new friends.


Trip five:   A  day trip to Magnificent Maniototo – to the Capital of Curling

July/August, Term 3, 1 day
Enjoy the spectacular views that inspired the artist, Graham Sydney as you travel to the quaint, historical town of Naseby to be taught the unique skill of Curling – sliding rocks on ice!



Trip six:      Bush and beach adventures in the Catlins

November, Term 4, 1 day
Enjoy bush walks, the beach, and trips further afield to see waterfalls and other natural wonders.



Trip seven:     Water skiing in Wanaka

February and December Term1 and  4, 1 day
We travel to Wanaka where you will be shown how to ski behind a boat at high speeds. Jet skiing is also on the cards. Or just enjoy the “Lake Life” that is so typically NZ.  


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